Training Modules and Requests
Below are descriptions of the training modules currently available through DPBC. Once you have found a training you would like, please click its link to go to the Training Request Form, to provide us with details for your request. You may request training as an individual or on behalf of a group or organization. Depending on the training type, we may offer it to individuals or we may aggregate individual requests into a group training.
Remember to check the listing of currently scheduled training sessions to see if the training you’re looking for is already being offered.
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Once you complete the request form, we will contact you to verify your needs and then work with you to set up the training. DPBC will provide the trainer, training materials and presentation materials and will work with you to find a date/time that works. For group training sessions, we ask that you arrange the venue, publicity and signage with assistance from DPBC as needed.
Available Training Modules: (click to see details and request-form links)
Are you a new or inexperienced Precinct Chair? Need a refresher on some of the basics? Or are you a Ward Chair or cluster leader and want to train new Precinct Chairs? This training presents an overview of the Democratic Party structure, the role of the Precinct Chair and why that role is so important. It shares an overview of two different approaches to precinct organizing and provides tools, resources and suggested further training. Leave with a detailed resource manual, an initial plan of action and some contacts you can lean on to help you get started.
One approach to organizing your precinct, this training helps you identify likely volunteers in your precinct and learn how to engage them. Leave with a list of potential volunteers and example scripts, letters and flyers.
This approach to organizing your precinct starts with getting to know people and building relationships outward. The training will help you build a toolbox to take back to your community. It explores the tools available to get this job done and discusses the important steps we must take to make this happen. A strong community makes our job easier, it promotes ownership in the process and, as a bonus, it makes our neighborhoods safer.
Not sure how to get started knocking doors? Want some hands-on training and suggestions for best practices? This interactive training will get you over the hump and ready to go!
Offered by the County Clerk, this training will certify you as a Voter Registration Agent who can register voters anytime, anywhere. This training is offered regularly by the Clerk’s Office.
MiniVAN is a mobile app that allows you load VoteBuilder walk and call lists on your mobile device and either enter data as you canvass or, if you use a paper walk list, to enter data after you canvass (many people recommend this second option so that you can keep a record of your own canvassing data). In this training, you will create a user account and learn to load lists, use the various features and enter canvassing data.
VoteBuilder is the software the Democratic Party uses to work with voter data, create lists of voters to contact and keep track of volunteers. If you just want some lists to use, consider submitting a request to our VoteBuilder Service Team, but if you want to dig into some of the details, analyze and enter data, and create lists for your ward or precinct, this is the training for you!
These online services allow you to create professional emails and newsletters, build email lists of voters and volunteers and track your success in reaching and engaging them electronically. Learn about the two systems and get started with your own account.